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AMD Unveils Plan to Offer Export Control-Compliant AI Chip to China

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Advanced Micro Devices is considering developing an artificial intelligence chip that it can deliver to Chinese customers without violating U.S. export regulations. In October 2022, the United States introduced wide-ranging export controls against Beijing, including semiconductors built using American tools and those designed for AI applications.

AMD sees its new MI300 accelerator chip for training AI models as a potential competitor to Nvidia and Intel’s modified semiconductor offerings for the Chinese market, CNBC reported.

The U.S. government recently ordered Nvidia to cease the sales of its A100 and H100 chips to China. As a result of the restriction, the company developed an H100 version that is compliant with export regulations.

During an earnings call on Tuesday, AMD CEO Lisa Su said her company continues to explore opportunities to meet the AI solution needs of Chinese customers while ensuring that AMD fully complies with export controls.

The company expects its MI300 AI chip to drive a 50 percent increase in its data center business during the latter half of 2023.

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